one and the same


: one person or thing and not two
The restaurant's owner and chef are one and the same (person).

Examples of one and the same in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Being good enough and doing it are one and the same at UConn at this fleeting moment – a moment not to be taken for granted. Dom Amore, Hartford Courant, 16 June 2024 Well, maybe these twin mysteries, life and mind, are actually one and the same. Oshan Jarow, Vox, 15 June 2024 Other famous doubles of fiction, like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde or Tyler Durden and Fight Club’s unnamed narrator, share a measure of unconsciousness: The big reveal is that these people are one and the same. Rafaela Bassili, Vulture, 5 Apr. 2024 Ultimately, the seasons of life and death are one and the same. Lisa P. Rimland, Hartford Courant, 22 Jan. 2024 See all Example Sentences for one and the same 

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“One and the same.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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